Pleased to be shortlisted for the Moleskin Reportager Award 2015.

For the last year I have been studying Cafes and Coffee Houses – doing on the spot sketches and using photography to convey the experience.

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Fernandez & Wells – Somerset House, London.


The Birds Nest Cafe, Shrewsbury.

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Satan’s Coffee Corner, Barcelona.


 La Esquina – Brooklyn

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The Foundation Coffee House, Manchester.

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Vila Vini Teca, Barcelona.

grindsmithfinallyGrindsmith, Manchester

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Timelapse illustrations: I began craving the ordinary, everyday life and the reality of people. I found myself sketching in cafes responding to the stories as they unfold in front of me. Enjoying immersing myself in the moment and layering it with a sketch of the next moment. Taking pleasure in the way people interact, telling their own individual narrative. When the sketches are finished (although often not complete) I often add photography to ground the image leaving the viewer in no doubt that it celebrates the real world albeit through my eyes. To acknowledge it’s subjective nature I often hint at my presence through a sketch of my hand or a photo. I began searching for cafes with different cultural environments, if you know of a cafe or coffee house worth sketching drop me an email via the contact page. You can also find me on instagram & twitter @cheriejerrard or look for #cheriedidthis.